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Lemon Drop Shots Garnishes with Lemon Wedge

Lemon Drop Shots

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The best lemon drop shots. Sweet and sour, just like classic lemon drop candy, these shots are so yummy and perfect for parties.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 shots 1x


Units Scale
  • 3 ounces freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup
  • Granulated sugar – rims
  • Lemons – zest and garnish
  • Ice

*This makes 3 to 4 shots.


  1. Juice the lemons and set a small amount of juice aside in a bowl for the sugared rims.
  2. Pour sugar into a bowl or on a plate for dipping. Add lemon zest on top of sugar.
  3. Prepare shot glasses by dipping in lemon juice and then in sugar and lemon zest.
  4. Add ice, lemon juice, vodka, and simple syryp to a cocktail shaker.
  5. Give it a good shake for about 10 to 15 seconds.
  6. Pour into prepared shot glasses.
  7. Garnish with a lemon wedge or twist.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Use equal amounts of vodka and lemon juice. Use half the amount of simple syrup compared to vodka.
  • You can use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh lemon juice, but we prefer freshly-squeezed.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Beverages
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 shot
  • Calories: 113
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 1.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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